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Naperville Robbers Could Be Tied to CiCi's Case

There's a "strong possibility" the two men arrested for a Naperville pizzeria robbery Monday may also have hit the local pizza restaurant last month, Sgt. Mike Fisher said.

The two men caught robbing a Naperville pizzeria Monday are potential suspects in the New Year's Eve armed robbery of in Plainfield, police said.

Cory M. Paytes, 22, of Montgomery, and Travis J. Gamble, 22, of Oswego, fit the description and seem to have used the same approach in the Naperville Papa John's robbery as was used in the , Sgt. Mike Fisher said.

In both robberies, suspects entered the business wearing ski masks, had an employee open the store's safe and then locked the employee in the cooler as they made their getaway.

Plainfield investigators are expected to interview the two men this week, Fisher said.

"It's an open investigation and we're definitely looking into it," Fisher said. "Let's just say it's a very strong possibility (they could be involved the CiCi's robbery)."

That robbery took place shortly after midnight on Dec. 31. Two men dressed almost completely in black, wearing ski masks and brandishing a gun entered the 11830 S. Route 59 store and forced the lone employee to lay on the floor while they emptied the safe. When they were through, they locked the employee in a freezer and fled, according to reports.

There have been similar robberies in St. Charles, Naperville, Yorkville and Lisle, police said. Several were Domino's Pizza businesses, which prompted the company to offer a $10,000 reward for information that led to an arrest.

Napervile police said they had been watching Paytes and Gamble as possible suspects and witnessed them commit the Monday night armed robbery of Papa John's Pizza at 1220 W. Ogden Ave. The pair were caught after a short foot chase by police, reports said.

The suspects were chaged with armed robbery, a Class X felony; aggravated robbery, a Class I felony; and resisting an officer, a Class A misdemeanor. Both are being held in DuPage County jail -- Paytes in lieu of $1 million bond and Gamble in lieu of $300,000 bond.

“Information had been developed that these individuals could be involved in (a string of) armed robberies,” Naperville Sgt. Gregg Bell told Naperville Patch Tuesday. “This is still an ongoing investigation. By no means is it over.”

That said, Fisher said police do not believe there is a link between the December CiCi's robbery and one that occurred at the same restaurant in .

Stacy J January 19, 2012 at 07:58 PM
According to your 6 points (earlier post) supporting what and why PPD enforce traffic stops/traffic laws, it sounds like you support PPD. But on this matter you are attcking PPD for their efforts on the recent robberies and what PPD did with this case. According to Joliet Herald, PPD was invloved with the apprehension of the two offenders. I realize the apprehension occured in Naperville, but not knowing the details of PPD investigations regarding this case how do you outlash at them??
Hugo January 19, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Oh, I see. I'm kidding about some of the things I'm saying here. No, this goes back to a naive suggestion T-bone made about what the police should have done about the Cici's robbery, which I disagreed with. He suggested that the police should park outside Cici's to, essentially, play security guard. I told him it was a stupid idea because of how infrequently such a thing occurs in the grand sceme of things, and that criminals have eye-balls and tend to not commit crimes when police are in a certain area, AND that playing security guard in one strip mall will do nothing to actually apprehend offenders of a past-tense crime. I brought up the fact that attention to a more frequent crime, car burglaries, would be marginalized if 20% of a shifts's manpower were devoted toward being planted in a parking lot. I asked how such an allocation of manpower could be justified based on simple math AND the more frequent complaints of people in neighborhoods who want the police visible there. T-bone had no answer for that. T-bone seems to imply that there's always something the police can do about any given crime, and that's simply not the case. He points out "all the crimes which go unsolved in Plainfield" but has no point of reference in terms of the arrest rates in other jurisdictions for comparison. In other words, he needs to accrue some more remedial knowledge about the reality of suburban policing before he comments with such vigor and committment.
Hugo January 19, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Furthermore, as we can see, the robbers were captured by an intelligent allocation of man-power based on good information. And look...they were caught that way.
T-Bone January 20, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Ok Gramps! You obviously did not read the other conversation Hugo the Magnificent and I had so back the hell up! I am far from trailer trash but I am quickly finding out how stupid a few people in Plaindfield are! I was refering to the other article that we commented on. You should stay in bounds when you comment on something you know nothing about! You sound like you are Hugo's Grandpa or something!
T-Bone January 20, 2012 at 12:26 AM
Hugo, If you read back to my first comment about the CiCi's Robbery I was talking about instead of the PPD giving tickets to Law Obeying Residenst for parking in front of thier own home maybe they should have been more visible on a New Years Eve in CiCi's paking lot! Even you said yourself that it would stop crime because "Criminals Have Eyeballs"! I was refering to Crime Prevention Not being a "Security Gaurd". Big Difference!
T-Bone January 20, 2012 at 12:35 AM
If they have reports to write, why not sit in a Parking Lot visible instead of going to the Station? Why not drive through the neighborhoods to patrol for that crime you are talking about instead of writing the tax payers tickets in front of their house?! Why does it always have to be Ticket, Ticket, Ticket and have Plainfoeld known for being a Ticket Happy Village that will take your Viper? If they need extra Money start up the stickers again.
T-Bone January 20, 2012 at 12:44 AM
Also if the Police were hot on these guy's and suspected they were going into ANOTHER Pizza Place and that is their specialty to Rob Pizza Places, Why did they not just act on what they already had instead of sit and watch more people get terrorized, possibly get hurt, and then act on their great combined intellegence? If they knew who they were already they would have known they use a gun (which would be on them) and that would have been enough to arrest them and charge them with the prior crimes! Why wait and watch?
Hugo January 20, 2012 at 01:00 AM
New years eve? Is that when it occurred? HAHA! Are you kidding? You don't think, oh I don't know, DRUNK DRIVERS might have been a slightly bigger priority? HAHAHAHA! You slay me, t-bone. And if a fatal dui crash occurred up in the same beat as Cicis you'd say: "WHERE WAS THAT GOSH-DARN OFFICER? DON'T THEY KNOW HOW MANY DRUNKS ARE ON THE ROADS ON NEW YEARS??" BAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAH
T-Bone January 20, 2012 at 01:09 AM
You didn't even know when the Robbery happened at CiCi's yet you act like you know everything. I have told you that you should get out away from your computer more! I am starting to think you are afraid of becoming "Plainfields Next Crime Victim" in the Patch News so you stay indoors. Can't blame you. If you were acting like you do on this when you are outdoors, you might just get knocked out by someone and the Police would be writing my neighbor a ticket for parking in front of their house so they wouldn't be there to stop it! BAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
T-Bone January 20, 2012 at 01:14 AM
And you know Hugo, the comment about the Fatal DUI just shows what kind of piece of Crap you are! After what just occured to a Great Family Sunday you should really learn to control yourself!
Hugo January 20, 2012 at 10:12 AM
No seriously, T-bone...you think any cop with any common sense would be doing something OTHER THAN DUI patrol on New years eve around midmight?? You've got to be sch1tting me! You think 1/4 of their manpower should have been devoted toward sitting on a business with no articulable intelligence that a robbery would occur (again)? I repeat, if a fatal DUI occurred, you'd be sch1tting your pants with hind-sigh criticism about the cops priority at that day and time. You know it, I know it.
T-Bone January 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM
That was my whole point Hugo! I said in this article and last article, all they do is pull people over and write tickets so of course they were out looking for DUI's on New Years! What i said was PPD would not catch these punks because they do not know about fighting crime or catching people after a crime is committed. Unless it is handed to them like this was (and I have not heard that it was confirmed to be them yet either) they just do not catch people! Sitting in CiCi's was a hit at them for writing so many tickets when people are sleeping in their home and parked outside not literally hanging out there! And I'm obviously not as old as you, I don't Shit my pants!
Hugo January 20, 2012 at 03:27 PM
You specificallys said DUI enforcment is something that should be happening. Maybe you'd like to define when and where and by how many officers at a time? >>What i said was PPD would not catch these punks because they do not know about fighting crime or catching people after a crime is committed. You sound quite confident. This shouldn't be TOO difficult to determine. Remember, you have to contrast follow-up arrest rates to comparable departments with comparable crime trends in order to contrast competency...or the lack thereof. Why don't you take on a little project and gather some data from Romeoville, Naperville, and Plainfield and determine how poorly Plainfield is doing. Ask for this stuff under the Freedom of Information Act. I'm ready when you are. Why don't you start with the evidence you DO have to make this claim. Ready when you are.
stacy January 20, 2012 at 05:46 PM
I gotchya HUGO, I apologize for previous comments.... The peson that obviously knows nothing about law enforcement and cooperative team work with other agencies is obviously T-BONE. T-BONE just sees what the general public sees, PPD on traffic stops and not behind the scenes of what actually goes on at a Police Department.
T-Bone January 20, 2012 at 06:48 PM
When was the last time either of you dealt with the PPD as a victim? You will see what I'm talking about when you do. They have no answers, suggestions, or an idea where to start. They just take a report and file it. I'm not talking about just the high profile cases. I'm talking about everyday events. Let me know how it goes. There are always 2 sides to every experience!
Grandpamike January 20, 2012 at 07:15 PM
T-Bone & Hugo. Why is it necessary for the two of you, with minimal knowledge of police work, have a pissing contest to see who is the more non-intelligent of the two ? I get it, you have a dislike of the PPD, maybe all PD's, and your arguments are scattered at best. Maybe this is not the forum for your phobia, a suggestion is psychotic.com. I also notice, that almost everyone that has responded to the article, does not agree with you and your typical bullying responses to them.
T-Bone January 20, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Gramps, Because it is fun to piss Hugo off and I see it is getting to you too! Why does anyone comment on this forum? If you don't like it, don't read it! Everyone always thinks they are right and I have a right to disagree by commenting. I have not bullied anyone. You are the one who thought it was ok to tell me to go back to my trailer and now you want to act like you are just a good old Grandpa?! Give me an Effin Break!
Hugo January 21, 2012 at 02:57 PM
I'm asking for evidence, T-bone. I was clear on what I was asking for, and I'm in no hurry. Just let me know when you got it. I'm not interested in a go-nowhere case of some random idiot throwing a rock at your car.
Jason O January 21, 2012 at 04:51 PM
T-BONE, I actually have had a great relationship with PPD the few times they have respondeded to my neighborhood. Ive been victim of Burglary to car, victim of crash and been stopped for speeding and on all 3 occasions they have been very professsional in handling each incident. Im beginning to think you must deal with them alot or have caught them on a bad day. There has been other neighbors that have reported the same positive attitude toward PPD also. i personally beleive its the case you have and officer you have respond that provides your attitude toward PPD in general.
T-Bone January 21, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Jason O, Did they catch who broke into your car?
Foster January 21, 2012 at 07:56 PM
You people need a hobby..instead of writting commets...you are usually the first one who calls the police when you need them shaking in your closet when these men and women deal with your problems.
T-Bone January 21, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Everyone hates when someone disagrees with them. They always think they know better or are more educated. I think it is funny all of this came from me saying I don't think the PPD will catch these young men because they are not good at Crime Fighting. I never said the PPD are bad people or do not treat people good when they pull them over. I have not heard confirmation they are even linked to CiCi's. And Foster I guarantee you try to break in to my house the only thing that will be shaking is you on the floor! Now you all go read a nice book next to the fire!
Hugo January 25, 2012 at 01:29 PM
It's not about disagreement, it's about factual correctness. I'm in no hurry, but I'm still waiting on anything supporting your "opinion" we previously discussed.
T-Bone January 25, 2012 at 02:06 PM
This is not a Criminal Justice class Hugo! It is an article in the Plainfield Patch and yes I have an Opinion. In America we are still allowed to have one! Why don't you take your "Great Knowledge" about the PPD and teach at JJC. The world needs more people like you...Not!
Hugo January 27, 2012 at 10:12 PM
You could prove your opinion to be based on fact if you just supported your idea that PPD can't solve their investigations. How about you just say this: "That's too much trouble. I'd rather make stuff up because I can." In other words....you got nothin'.
T-Bone January 27, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Are these guys even charged with the CiCi Robbery? Didn't think so... There is my proof! Perception is everything Master Hugo!
Hugo January 28, 2012 at 09:15 PM
I assume you're getting your information from the same place all your other...uh..."insights" come from. In other words, you STILL got nothin'. I SERVED you son!
T-Bone January 28, 2012 at 09:29 PM
First, Thank god I'm not your son! Second, have they been charged with CiCi's Robbery?! No! You have severed nothing! Just like the PPD in this case!
Hugo January 29, 2012 at 12:20 AM
Do your parents make you pay rent?
T-Bone January 29, 2012 at 12:23 AM
No, Your Mom Does!

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